Welcome to the West Horndon Parish Website
Here you can find information about our village, local activities and events, and the Parish Council. To find out more, please navigate through this website using the page links above.
11/12/2014: VILLAGE UPDATE MEETING ON BRENTWOOD'S LDP: VILLAGE HALL - MONDAY 15TH DECEMBER 7.30PM
West Horndon Parish Council will be providing the village with an update to Brentwood's plans around the LDP, to provide background as to public consultations that will be launched next week. We would urge as many residents to attend as possible, given the need to ensure the village is as well informed as possible. Please join us at the village hall, Monday 15th December at 7.30pm. Please spread the word given the short notice.
25/11/2014: 265 BUS ROUTE
We have received confirmation that Thurrock Council have arranged a replacement service for the 265 bus route, which will operate 3 return journeys between West Horndon and Grays, commencing 1st December. As soon as we have more detailed information, we will advise.
20/11/2014: NEIGHBHOURHOOD PLAN AREA APPLICATION
We are pleased to confirm that Brentwood Borough Council have approved our area application for our Neighbourhood Plan. This is a significant first step in being able to move forwards with our Neighbourhood Plan. We expect to consult the community as soon as possible so we can start creating a document that fully reflects our community's views on how development should look and feel within our parish.
13/11/2014: CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING EVENT - VILLAGE HALL - SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER 4pm
Come and join us for our annual Christmas tree lighting event at West Horndon Village Hall on Sunday 7th December at 4pm. WHPC will be supplying warm mince pies, sausage rolls and hot mulled wine to help start the festive spirit in the village. There is no admission charge, and refreshments are complementary. We are looking for any donations you are able to provide however, with our chosen charity being the Salvation Army who will be playing at the event. There will also be a raffle with all money raised also going to charity. Do spread the word so we can get as much of our community together for this event, which will also feature our local school children singing.
10/11/2014: CHILDREN'S CRAFT PARTY - VILLAGE HALL - SATURDAY 20TH DECEMBER 10am - 1pm
Hope Crowley is holding a Children's Craft Party in West Horndon Village Hall on Saturday 20th December, 10am to 1pm in the main room downstairs. Entry is £3 per child, with entry fee covering as many crafts as they want to do. There will also be refreshments on sale for the adults and children to buy. All proceeds will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care. All welcome, even adults without kids - feel free to come along for a cake and drink and a catch up with your friends.
04/11/2014: BRENTWOOD MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH BASILDON
Brentwood Borough Council have released their Memorandum of Understanding with Basildon Borough Council, relating to the exploration of development of a "garden suburb" east of the A128, south of the A127. File can be found here. Key principles for West Horndon Village - an appropriate range of public services for West Horndon Village to be provided in the garden suburb, additional and improved infrastructure as part of the garden suburb, garden suburb boundaries to provide a wedge of land adjoining West Horndon and preserving the open gap of Green Belt between Basildon and West Horndon that prevent coalescence.
Agreed principles for the garden suburb include high quality homes with a large percentage available for families, job opportunities through new commercial/industrial provision, supporting local shops and community facilities, provision for Gypsy and Traveller pitches, quality open space, consideration of all constraints inclyding flooding.
As previously highlighted, this is a Brentwood/Basildon initiative, with Brentwood liaising with West Horndon as appropriate. We expect a consultation to commence shortly, and will continue to seek information and provide views to Brentwood, in order to keep West Horndon up to date and to push for the best outcome for West Horndon in this process.
01/11/2014: PARISH COUNCIL VACANCIES
We currently have 2 vacant positions on West Hondon Parish Council. If you are interested in apply, or learning more about what being a Parish Councillor entails, contact our Clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
25/10/2014: NEW CENTRAL CONTACT POINT FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT QUERIES
West Horndon Parish Council are pleased to announce the launch of a central email address for queries/questions/comments on neighbourhood planning and development queries. Since the release of Brentwood Borough's Local Development Plan draft last year, and the start of a Neighbourhood Plan by WHPC, we are aware there are a lot of questions you may have. Whilst you can always email us via our individual email addresses, we have set up a central email address for queries on this topic. Feel free to get in touch on email@example.com
25/10/2014: C2C TIMETABLE CONSULTATION
C2C are consulting on changes to be made to their timetable. These changes will impact anyone who uses West Horndon station. For more information and to have your say, see their website here: http://www.c2c-online.co.uk/travel-info/time/Consultation/index
25/10/2014: DEVELOPMENT UPDATE
A joint Press Release has been released by Brentwood Borough Council and Basildon Borough Council regarding exploration of the potential for residential development of land between Laindon and West Horndon. The press release can be found here: http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/press.php?pressId=2310
Brentwood Borough Council have been in contact with West Horndon Parish Council ("WHPC") regarding this potential development given that the area being explored would sit in WHPC's Parish. WHPC understand that the potential to develop this land is being explored by both borough councils as part of their respective Local Development Plans ("LDPs"). As you may be aware, Brentwood's LDP is being led by Brentwood Borough Council, however given the potential impact on West Horndon, WHPC have been liaising with Brentwood Borough Council around key elements impacting the Parish.
Work is at an early stage and as soon as there is more information available, we will of course update our community. WHPC continue to work to ensure that any development proposed for our village and wider parish provides the best possible outcome for West Horndon, noting the level of housing need assumed in Brentwood's LDP assumptions. We will continue to liase with Brentwood Borough Council to ensure that this is acheived, and that the community is kept up to date with regards to relevant developments.
It is WHPC's understanding that Brentwood Boough Council will be consulting on potential development options later this year. Assuming this goes ahead we will ensure this is publicised within the Parish.
As always, we encourage anyone with questions, queries or comments, to contact a member of WHPC through our contact details found here: http://westhorndonparishcouncil.org.uk/pc/index.php?id=parish-council-overview&lang=en
07/10/2014: POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER EVENING - 13TH NOVEMBER
On Thursday 13th November, 6-8pm at the Hutton Community Centre, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex Nick Alston will be hosting an open meeting for all members of the public. The evening will cover how our community is policed, crime facts in our local area, and an open discussion and debate on local topics of interest. Although the event runs from 6-8pm, you are welcome to join or leave the meeting at any time.
07/05/14: NEW WEBSITE
Welcome to the new West Horndon Parish website! Please take some time to take a look around, and any feedback would be warmly welcomed by the Communications Group.
Where to find us:
The village of West Horndon is located in the southernmost part of the Borough of Brentwood, with most of the Parish south of the A127 and west of the A128.